TV Upfronts: The Hollywood Reporter Sends Special Copies to New York City

Austin Hargrave

With a cover featuring "Lost" and "Star Trek's" Damon Lindelof and the rise of the power writer, the magazine moved up its publication date to coincide with the all-important television sales event.

The Hollywood Reporter is spreading the news during TV upfronts week, publishing its weekly magazine early in order to distribute thousands of copies at the broadcast networks' annual presentations in New York. 

With 1,000 copies available Monday at Radio City Music Hall for NBC's presentation, 1,000 more at Fox's presentation at the Beacon Theater and 1,000 copies at ABC's presentation Tuesday at Lincoln Center, additional copies can be found at hotels and restaurants frequented by Hollywood execs including the Mandarin Oriental, the Four Seasons, the London, the NoMad, the Mark, the St. Regis, the Peninsula, Dream Downtown, Hotel Gansevoort and Michael's restaurant.

THR Cover: 'Star Trek's' Damon Lindelof on Brad Pitt, Having Power as a Writer and His Agony over 'Lost'

The issue, featuring Damon Lindelof and the rise of the power writer, begins with an analysis of the $9 billion TV upfronts. The Hollywood Reporter also reunited the writing staffs for some of the most popular and influential shows on TV -- The X-Files, with series creator Chris Carter joining star David Duchovny and writer Vince Gilligan, who would go on to run AMC's breakout hit Breaking Bad; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Joss Whedon; Shawn Ryan and the staff of The Shield, and the Emmy-winning writers for Murphy Brown.

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